Dahua Intercom Tested

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Feb 07, 2019

Video intercoms are a growing market with video surveillance manufacturers expanding into this niche. IPVM is continuing its series of video intercoms tests, adding to our test of Zenitel/ Stentofon Turbine and Axis 2N.

Can Dahua become a viable low-cost alternative in video intercoms as they have done in IP cameras?

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Additional ***** ********, ******* ***** ********

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***** ********** ***** *** atypical ** **** ***** network ******** ******** *******, as *********** **** ******* *******/ ********* ********* ********, ******* **** ***************.

*** ***** ** ********* from ************ *** **** not ********* **** ***** supplies ****-**-**** ********, *** ********** **** be ******** ** ***** time *** ********** ***** sourcing ***** ********* ***** and ******** ****** ********.  Installation ** *** * simple '****-***' ******* *** requires ********** ************ *****.

******** System ******* ********

****** ***** ** ******** systems, *****'* ******** **** than * **** ******* and ** *** ** workstation ******. ******* ******** must ** **** ** receive ** **** *****.

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************ ** ***** ******* can ** ******** ** create ***** *******. * call ****** **** ** outdoor ******* *** ** routed ** ******** ****** call ******** ****** ** user-defined **** *******.

Dahua ******** ****

*** ***** **** ** a ****** *****-**-***** ******* system *** ~$***. **** a ******** **** **********, the **** ** **** compared *********/********* *********** ***********.

*******, **** **** ***** to ******* *** *********, the ***** **** *** subsequent ***** **** ** install ***** ********* *** higher.

Outdoor "*********" **** *******

*** **** ****** **** station ** * *****, glass ***** ******, **** reader, *** ***** ********:

*** **** ******** ** integrated ****** (**.*****) **** reader. ** ****** ******* MiFARE ******* ** *****, and *** **** ****** number ** **** ** the ******.

*** **** **** *** VTO1220BW, *** *** ***** similar ***** *** ******** variants *** *******:

** ****, *** ********* model, ***** ******** ** 'vandal *********' ** ***** IK07. *** ****'* ******* protect ** ***** ****, less **** *** **** stringent **** ***** ***** non ****** ***** ******.

*** ***** ***** ******* the ****'* ******** *****, including *** ******** *** locks *** ** **** jack *** ********:

** ****, ***** *** (Non-US) '******' ******* ******** expansion *******, *** ******* sold ** *** ** does *** ******* *******.

Indoor **** ******* & ******* ******

***** ****** ******** ******* a ****-******* ****** *** answering/making ***** *** ******* video **** *** **** station:

*** ********** *** ***** together **** **********, ***** **** ******** ***** to *** ****** **** station (** *** **** supplies * ***** ****** power ******).

Viewing ********** *******

*** ****** ********** ** rated ** *** * 400 **********, **** **** the *.*** ****** ***** into *** **** *******.

** **** ****** ********* users ******* * **** in **** *****, *** loss ** ********* ********** will *** ** * problem. *******, ***** ****** expect *** *****, ***** tablet ****** **** *** display *** **** ********** of *** ******* ***********'* camera.

*** ****** *** ** used ** **** ***** cameras ** ****, *** the *********** *** ******* to **** ******, * limitation ******* ** ***** but *** ***** ******* made ***** *** ********* to ******* ***** ******* to *** *****.

***** ********* *** ********** limitations ** *** ****** tablet:

** *** ********* ********** with *.*** ***** ******* with * ******* ********** of ****, ** *** of *** *** ****** is ******** *** ******* that ******* *** *** above. ************, *** ****** monitors ** *** ********* support ******* *******.

No ***** **********

** *** *******, **** background *** **** ***** made ***** ******* **** to ****, *** ***** output ****** *** ********** the ********** *** *** have *** ***** ********** capabilities.

*****'* ******* ********* *** feature ** *** ******** based ** *** ******** market *********:

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*****'* ******* ******* ** quite ***** ******** ** video **** ******** **** 2N, *******/*********, *** *******. The ***** ***** ***** the ******** ** ***** between ***** *****:

***********, *** ***** **** can ***** **** ********* or ****** ***** **** is *********. *** *******, the ******* ** *** test *** ** ******* mount *******, ***** ***** version **.

***** ********* ****:

*** ********* (***** ****** version) ******** ***** ***** applications **** ***** *** VTO1210C-X (********* ***** ****** version) ******** **** ***** mount *** ******* ***** applications.

*******, ** *****, *** ingress ********** ****** ** the ********* ******* ** less **** *** *****/***** versions, *** ***** *** have ********** ******* *********** semi-protected ******** *********.

'Bring **** *** *****'

****** **** ***-******* *********, Dahua ******** ********** ***** supplies **********. ***** *** a *********** *******, ***** costing **** **** ~$** each, *** ****** ***** supplies ******** **** ******* can ****** ***** *** add ************ **** ** install:

No ****** *** *******

******* *** ******** *** the ***** ****** ** no ****** **** ** remote **** ********* ** available, *** *** **** traffic **** **** ***** at *** *** ****** monitor.

**** ****** ********* ******** to ******* ********* **** often ******* **** **** and ***-**** ******* ****** subscriptions **** ****** ****** answering *** ******* ** openings **** *** ******.

Firmware ******** ******

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Comments (12)

* *********** ****** **** this ******** ** **:

*** ******* ** *** following *****:
“** ****** ***: *** intercom ****** ** ***** only, *** ** ****** for ****** ******* ** app ********* ** *********.”

** ********** ***** * way ** **** **** intercom **** ** ****** apps. **** ******** ******* SmartPSS <*****://*********.***/********:********> ********. 

...******* ***** ** **** the *********** ** ****** SmartPSS-run ****** ************ ******* pricing ** **** ********. And *******, **’* **********.

**** ** **** ******** because ** ***** *********** offer ****** ****** ** the ******** ******, *** as *** ****** ***** it ***** ******* *********** configuration ** ** ********** local ******, ***** *** points/costs **** **** ******** remote **** ** *** require.

** *** ** ***** noting **** ***** **** two ***** ** **** station, ********* (** ******) and *****. *** ********** products ***** "*** ********" are *** * ******* size ** *** ***** Villa ******* ** **** only **** *** **** button. 

*** ****** ********* ******** have ****** ******* (** per *** *********) ** ******** call ******* (********-*) ** allow * ******* ** call *** ** **** tenants. 

****'* ***********, *** * good *******.

*** *******, **** ** that ***** ******* ******* Josh ********:

********  (**** ******)  ~$***

 

*** ***** ***** **** station *** ******* ***** well **** * ****** app. ** *****’* **** without * ******* ******* though. ***** ****** **** VTO3211, **.

******* ****** ******* *** work: *******, *******, ********-*
****** ***: *****, *****. Support ***, ****** **********.
******** *******: ******** ** DSS

***** *****:

* ******* *** ********** in ** ******** ******** and ****** ******** ****** the '***-****' *** ** these ****** ** ***** or ******* **** ****. Moreover **** ** ***** model *** *** ********* in ***** ******* **** not ** ********* ****.

******!

***'** *****, * ****'* think ****. :*

*** ** * ***** supply ****** ** ********** is *** *** **** can ****** ***** *** PoE ******?

***** ******:

** ***'* ******** ***.  The*** ** ********** *** ** ******** by *** '******* ***** supply'****, *** *** **** must ******* ***** *** power ****** *** ****.

**** ** *** **** can ** ******** **** the **** ***, *** in *** **** ************** * ***** ****, so ** **** * separate ***** ****** ****** those *****.

**** **** ****?

** ****, *** ********* model, ***** ******** ** 'vandal *********' ** ***** IP54, **** **** *** most ********* **** ***** glass *** ****** ***** models.

**** **** ** ** the ******* ****** (*****/****) not *** ****** (******) rating (**).

****** *** *** *******!  You're *******, *** ** the **** ** *** door ******* *** ****** resistance ***** ** *** clarified ** ** ** rating. 

*'** ******* *** **** to ***** ********* *********.  Thanks!

****: ***** ****** **** Vandal **********.  * ********* this!  ****** *****.

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